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Hamamelis virginiana

Common Name(s):
Common witch hazel, Witch hazel
Categories:
Native Plants, Shrubs, Trees
Comment:

Yellow to orange brown fall foliage; crooked, usually multi-trunked with low branching; avoid extremely dry sites; native; most cold hardy of all witch hazels; roots are sensitive to disturbance; good for natural areas. It is one of the latest shrubs to bloom, often in November.  This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
15-30 ft.
Flower:
1 in. fragrant, creamy to bright yellow flowers in fall
Zones:
4-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to shade; moist well drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Open spreading; irregular branching; multistemmed
Exposure:
Sun to shade; moist to dry soil
Fruit:
Yellow spidery flowers in fall to early winter; some are fragrant
Width:
15-25 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow to moderate
Leaf:
3-6 in. dark green glossy leaves; bright golden yellow fall color
Tags:
deciduous, native, fall color, deer resistant, fall interest

NCCES plant id: 486

Hamamelis virginiana Hamamelis virginiana
H. C. Wiliams, CC BY - 2.0
Hamamelis virginiana Hamamelis virginiana
Kurt Wagner, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Hamamelis virginiana Hamamelis virginiana
Kristine Paulus, CC BY - 2.0
Hamamelis virginiana Hamamelis virginiana
broombesoom, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0